Ivy Lane by Cathy Bramley was originally written as a 4 part ebook series but has recently been released as a full length novel and is available in paper book and ebook.
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Tilly Parker needs a fresh start, fresh air and a fresh attitude if she is ever to leave the past behind and move on with her life. As she seeks out peace and quiet in a new town, taking on a plot at Ivy Lane allotments seems like the perfect solution.
But the friendly Ivy Lane community has other ideas and gradually draw Tilly in to their cosy, comforting world of planting seedlings, organizing bake sales and planning seasonal parties.
As the seasons pass, will Tilly learn to stop hiding amongst the sweetpeas and let people back into her life – and her heart?
I absolutely adored reading Ivy Lane. I was 3/4 way through reading the novel and I was experiencing that feeling you get when you don’t want something to end.
Cathy Bramley is another new author to me and will now be going on my favourites list.
This full length novel takes you through one year of the life of Tilly Parker, starting with Spring and ending at Winter.
The story flowed so well and at the end of each chapter I was eager to continue reading.
Cathy Bramley has created such memorable characters in Ivy Lane and I feel quite bereft that the story has finished. I do hope the characters will pop up in future stories (hint, hint) 🙂
I thoroughly enjoyed the setting of the story based around an allotment community and feel encouraged to try my hand at more adventurous gardening. I hope allotments are here to stay and inspire younger generations to enjoy nurturing land and seeds to life.
This was such a heartwarming story that left you feeling like you’d been wrapped in a big bear hug. It was a story of heartache and new beginnings, a story of friendship and fun times, a story of love and new hope.
A well deserved 5/5* read.
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